Saturday, January 23

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Ceballos back in contention for Leicester clash as Arsenal provide injury update
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Ceballos back in contention for Leicester clash as Arsenal provide injury update

The Spanish midfielder missed the midweek trip to Rapid Vienna in the Europa League after taking a knock to his ankle Dani Ceballos has returned to training and is back in contention for Arsenal ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game against Leicester City. The Spanish midfielder sat out the Gunners’ 2-1 Europa League win over Rapid Vienna in midweek after picking up a slight knock to his left ankle. On Saturday, an injury update from Arsenal confirmed Ceballos is “now back in full training and available for selection”.
Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 5 transfer advice, captain picks and more
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Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 5 transfer advice, captain picks and more

Rushhoursport  handy Fantasy Premier League guide aims to assist your team selections over the course of the 2020-21 campaign Gameweek 4 of the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League campaign delivered two jaw-dropping results as Tottenham hit Manchester United for six before Liverpool conceded seven against Aston Villa. It was a day to remember for Ollie Watkins (£5.9m) as he netted a hat-trick against the Premier League champions, while Jack Grealish (£7.1m) also starred for Villa and recorded a hugely impressive 24 points.
Man Utd to be Without two Key Players Against Southampton
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Man Utd to be Without two Key Players Against Southampton

Manchester United will be without two key players when they host Southampton in tonight’s Premier League due to injuries. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made this known in a post via its official website at the weekend. Man United head to the game after beating Aston Villa 3-0 in their last fixture, while Southampton played a 1-1 draw with Everton. The Red Devils are currently in the fifth position on the Premier League table with 58 points from 34 matches. “Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are the only players who are presently unavailable for selection, due to injury, leaving Ole with a large group of sharp and hungry Reds to choose from,” Man United said. The match kick-off time is at 8 pm Nigerian time.
Woman, 62, Dies in Rivers Palliative Sharing Stampede
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Woman, 62, Dies in Rivers Palliative Sharing Stampede

A woman identified as Mrs. Florence Onuobodo, has lost her life in Elele Kingdom, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State in a stamped that occurred during the sharing of state government’s Covid-19 palliative in the area. The Rivers State Government had delivered food palliatives to Elele Kingdom in the ongoing distribution of Covid-19 palliatives by the government. During the sharing process stamped occurred claiming the life of the 62-year-old Florence and living about four other women with various degrees of injuries. Speaking on the development, Eze Okechukwu Okah, blamed the development on the committee in the community and one Chief Mike Elechi, stating that the stamped would have been avoided if both had managed the process properly. Okah alleged that the comm...
Ghana coach Akonnor to consult GFA over Kevin-Prince Boateng return
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Ghana coach Akonnor to consult GFA over Kevin-Prince Boateng return

The Black Stars coach sheds light on the German-born's international future Ghana coach CK Akonnor has revealed he would have to consult the Football Association (GFA) about a potential call-up for Besiktas attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng. The former Barcelona and AC Milan man has been out of the West Africans' set-up since copping an indefinite suspension during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was punished for insulting then head coach James Kwasi Appiah and has been asked to render a public apology before being considered for national team selection again.
Waris rejects Wakaso’s assertion on political influence in Ghana’s performances
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Waris rejects Wakaso’s assertion on political influence in Ghana’s performances

The France-based attacker holds a different opinion on the disappointments of the Black Stars in recent times Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris disagrees with team-mate Mubarak Wakaso who has blamed the nation's big two political parties for the Black Stars' failures at major competitions in recent years. Instead, the Strasbourg forward believes favouritism in player selections has been the main problem. “I saw Wakaso making a comment that politics is affecting the Black Stars. I feel that it is not the political thing that is affecting the performance of the players on the field because politics does not play football," Waris said in YAC Media Instagram Live interview. “I think with the national team, the politics affect the selection of players." Waris has been the victim of ...
Court Sacks Enugu Monarch for Certificate Forgery
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Court Sacks Enugu Monarch for Certificate Forgery

Igwe Anayo Anochili, the traditional ruler of Umuogbugbuagu Autonomous Community, Ugwuoba in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State has been sacked by a high court in the state after being found guilty of certificate forgery. Anochili was dragged to the court by another contestant, Chief Nathan Nwanze Nwangwu who stated that he (Anochili) was not qualified to contest for the traditional stool having presented a questionable Secondary School Certificate. While Anochili insisted that he polled the majority of lawful votes cast during the Igweship election in 2003, Nwangwu stated that he was the only qualified candidate who indicated interest. He also accused Anochili of truncating his presentation to the government for recognition. Justice Afam Nwobodo who presided over ...
Ozil, Torreira Out of Arsenal’s Squad to Play Olympiakos
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Ozil, Torreira Out of Arsenal’s Squad to Play Olympiakos

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, will be without Mesut Ozil and Lucas Torreira, for their Europa League last-32 clash at Olympiacos on Thursday, the Daily Mail reports. Ozil will not travel for the game, as his wife is due to give birth to their first child, while Torreira is ill. Arteta has recalled Matteo Guendouzi, who was dropped for their 4-0 victory over Newcastle last Sunday. January signing Pablo Mari is also available for selection, after a run-out on Monday with the Under-23s against Chelsea. Kieran Tierney (shoulder) and Cedric Soares (knee) are not yet deemed ready to join first-team training.
ABU Chancellor Wades Into VC Selection Crisis
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ABU Chancellor Wades Into VC Selection Crisis

The Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe has waded into the crisis over the selection of a new Vice Chancellor of the institution. The Chancellor in a letter to the federal ministry of education and National Universities Commission, NUC, urged them to take urgent steps towards resolving the impasse. He explained in a letter to the Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, that the impasse was already common knowledge and could seriously dislocate the peaceful working of the institution. The Chancellor noted that with the interview of candidates already scheduled for January 21 and 23 and a Governing Council meeting for January 23 for a final decision, there is the need to act immediately. The letter reads, “If the Hon....
‘Big Brother Is A Scam, He Selects People He Can Make Money From’ – Jaywon
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‘Big Brother Is A Scam, He Selects People He Can Make Money From’ – Jaywon

Popular singer, Jaywon Juwonlo, has expressed his thoughts on the new big brother naija reality TV show. The Odun Yi singer is insinuating that selection process of the housemates is not free and fair. “Even Big Brother na Scam. See him selection! He selected people he can invest on and make cool money back from. My brother hustle oo, so you no dey go audition to warm their bench,” he wrote. Recall that few hours ago, the housemates of Big Brother Naija 2019 (season 4) voted Jeff as their first Head of House. Fans of the popular reality show are eager to see what he brings to the table. The light skinned housemate is 30, from Anambra, he wants to talk and roll with the ladies. He has zero strategies.
Aghahowa Sends Strong Message to Rohr over Team Selection
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Aghahowa Sends Strong Message to Rohr over Team Selection

Former Nigeria striker, Julius Aghahowa, has advised head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, to maintain a consistent selection, as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off this weekend. Aghahowa also urged the team to get their acts together in Egypt. “As we head into this tournament, a lineup filled with a consistent selection from the coach will be an integral decision to posing a huge threat of winning the title. “I know frequent changes would be made but fielding players who are familiar with playing each other would be key and will also give us the edge over any team in the African Cup of Nations,” Aghahowa told AOIfootball. The former Wigan Athletic striker also gave a few thoughts on the Gernot Rohr’s final squad selection. ...
Ghana’s Agyepong raring to go at Africa Cup of Nations
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Ghana’s Agyepong raring to go at Africa Cup of Nations

The winger speaks on his eagerness to play at the continental fiesta after making the Black Stars' final squad Ghana attacker Thomas Agyepong is excited about the opportunity to play at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The Manchester City winger, who spent last season on loan at Scottish outfit Hibernian, is among the surprise inclusions in the Black Stars' selection for the June 21-July 19 championship following a rather tough club campaign. He made only nine league appearances, having spent a large part of the term on the sidelines due to injury.
Afcon: Montpellier star Andy Delort accepts Algeria snub in good faith
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Afcon: Montpellier star Andy Delort accepts Algeria snub in good faith

The 27-year-old will wait for his debut call-up to the national team after he was omitted from coach Djamel Belmadi's selection for Afcon Montpellier star Andy Delort has sent his best wishes to Algeria after missing out from the country’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Delort was born to an Algerian mother in the city of Sete and once played for France U20 team. Last month, the 27-year-old pledged his international allegiance to Algeria and has received the country's passport.
Ogenyi Onazi & Elderson Echiejile left out of Nigeria’s provisional squad
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Ogenyi Onazi & Elderson Echiejile left out of Nigeria’s provisional squad

The Trabzonspor midfielder and HJK Helsinki defender are two notable omissions from Gernot Rohr’s selections as Kelechi Iheanacho is retained Trabzonspor midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and HJK Helsinki defender Elderson Echiejile are the biggest names left out of Nigeria’s squad as they prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The NFF has confirmed their last 25-man squad for Egypt where Gernot Rohr’s men will battle Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar in Group B. Shanghai Shenhua’s Odion Ighalo and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi will spearhead the Super Eagles’ effort in the North Africa country in June and July.
Enugu Rangers win appeal against Seka Pascal red card
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Enugu Rangers win appeal against Seka Pascal red card

The Flying Antelopes now have more attacking options as their Ivorian striker has been cleared ahead of Sunday’s derby clash against Enyimba Enugu Rangers have been handed a big boost ahead of Sunday’s Oriental Derby clash against Enyimba after having the red card given to their star striker Seka Pascal overturned. The Ivorian was given his marching orders when Rangers played against Bendel Insurance in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game last Thursday in Benin City. However, after investigations, the League Management Company (LMC) ruled that the red card was unjustly awarded against the striker and he is available for selection once more. Before the momentary setback, Seka has been enjoying a good run of form; scoring five goals in six league ma...
Court Asked To Declare Acting CJN, Tanko Muhammad Unfit, Order New Selection
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Court Asked To Declare Acting CJN, Tanko Muhammad Unfit, Order New Selection

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has okayed a fresh suit seeking to bar President Muhammadu Buhari from appointing the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, to take over the leadership of the judiciary in a substantive capacity. The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/420/2019, is praying the court to declare that Justice Muhammad who is currently the most senior jurist at the Supreme Court, is unfit to replace the sacked CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Specifically, the plaintiff, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, who is a human rights lawyer, is praying the court to declare that the Acting CJN, Justice Muhammad, having made himself available as a tool that was used in the violation of the Constitution, especially with regards to the “illegal” removal of the former CJN...
Governor El-Rufai Gives Political Appointees April 30th Ultimatum to Resign
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Governor El-Rufai Gives Political Appointees April 30th Ultimatum to Resign

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has given political appointees till April 30, 2019, to resign from office. A statement issued by the spokesman for the governor, Samuel Aruwan, says this to enable the governor to commence the selection of his new cabinet team for his second term in the office which commences on May 29. According to the directive, each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a handover note, signed by the political appointee on behalf of the MDA or office to which he or she had been appointed, and should be addressed to the Principal Private Secretary to the governor. Those affected by the directive include Commissioners in the State Executive Council, All Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers, Director...
Man City Left To Question Priorities For Crystal Palace Visit
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Man City Left To Question Priorities For Crystal Palace Visit

Manchester City’s quest for an unprecedented quadruple leaves Pep Guardiola with a perilous balancing act for Sunday’s trip to a Crystal Palace side that know how to shock the Premier League champions. Last season, Palace ended City’s record 18-game winning run last season but Guardiola’s team still amassed 100 points as they cruised to the title. In a much tighter title race this season, with City just behind Liverpool, the Eagles’ 3-2 win at the Etihad in December could yet be the game that costs Guardiola’s men. A visit to Selhurst Park would therefore be a tricky fixture for City at the best of times, but the timing, between the two legs of a Champions League quarter-final against Tottenham, adds an extra layer of difficulty. Moreover, City’s 1-0 defeat in the first leg...
CAN Congratulates Buhari, Advises Him On Cabinet Selection
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CAN Congratulates Buhari, Advises Him On Cabinet Selection

The Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over his victory at the presidential election, held last month. The executive council of the association, numbering about 30 led by the president, Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle met with the president at the State House, Friday. Speaking after the meeting held behind closed doors, Ayokunle said the association was not under pressure to congratulate Buhari. He urged the president to comb the entire nation to pick the best for his cabinet and prayed that country witness meaningful development under Buhari.
NNPC closes recruitment portal, begins shortlisting of applicants
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NNPC closes recruitment portal, begins shortlisting of applicants

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday closed its portal for ongoing recruitment exercise and began shortlisting of applicants. Mr Ndu Ugahmadu, the Corporation’s spokesman disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the portal was opened on March 13. The NNPC is an equal opportunity employers in the Oil and Gas Industry value chain, including exploration, refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum products. It recently placed advertisements to recruit some categories of new hands to strengthen its operations nationwide. The categories include: Graduate Trainee; Senior officer and Supervisory Cadre and Managerial Cadre. “The phase one of the ongoing recruitment exercise by the Nigerian National Petrol...
Edo Keeps Dudu Orumen Hanging on Sports Commission Job
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Edo Keeps Dudu Orumen Hanging on Sports Commission Job

Eight months after he was made Edo State Sports Commission chairman, Godwin Dudu-Orumen is yet to get a functional office and a job briefing from the government. Dudu-Orumen, a renowned sports commentator and a Barrister at Law was appointed by Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki to help in his mission to revive Edo State sports, but reliable sources hinted that Dudu-Orumen is now counting his fingers as things have not turned out the way he figured. “He doesn’t have an office of his own, he has not received his briefs and most amazingly, he has not held any meeting with the deputy governor who is in charge of sports affairs in the State,” said an official of the Edo Sports Council. “I’m aware that he has made several attempts to reach the governor who appointed him, but he has...
Arsenal Squad to Play Rennes Revealed
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Arsenal Squad to Play Rennes Revealed

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, will have a strong squad available for selection, when they host Rennes in the second leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie on Thursday night. Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be assessed ahead of the match. The midfielder took part in a warm-up with the rest of the team in training on Wednesday, but has been struggling with a mild back strain. The Gunners will have to make do without defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, after he saw red in the first-leg defeat. But Alexandre Lacazette is available to play, after having his ban reduced to two games, following his red card against BATE Borisov. Arsenal squad vs Rennes: Cech, Leno, Maitland-Niles, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Xhaka, Ramsey, Iwobi, Suarez, Mkhitaryan, ...
APC Results Are Like Ijebu Garri – Reno Omokri
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APC Results Are Like Ijebu Garri – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has compared the election results of the All Progressive Congress Party to Ijebu Garri, meaning it is small at the polling unit, but big at the collation centre. see what he wrote... "I warn @INECNigeria that APC’s result must not be like ijebu garri again. Small at the Polling Unit and big at the collation centre. No more selection. We insist on election."
The Secret to Enter BBNaija No One will Tell You – Ajayi Tobbi‏
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The Secret to Enter BBNaija No One will Tell You – Ajayi Tobbi‏

A man identified as Ajayi Prime Tobbi‏ has countered the selection process of the popular reality TV show in his post titled: The secret to enter BBNaija no one will tell you. According to him, the thousands of Nigerian youths that trooped to the audition centers of the Big Brother Naija show are wasting their time as the organizers of the show select people that have already carved a niche in their respective careers. THE SECRET TO #BBNaija NO ONE WILL EVER TELL YOU: The fiasco 4 #BigBrother has begun & millions of youths all over the country have queued up for hrs for a chance at the prize money. why are your past housemates not posting throwback pics of them on the queue? ISSA THREAD Y’ALL Because the organizers hav 1 unchangeable rule. THEY DON’T PICK PEOPLE OFF THE STRE...
Fela Durotoye Dragged For Describing His Running Mate As ‘Beautiful And Delectable’ Lady
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Fela Durotoye Dragged For Describing His Running Mate As ‘Beautiful And Delectable’ Lady

Fela Durotoye who featured in the Presidential debate yesterday, has been dragged for describing his running mate as “beautiful and delectable” lady. Fela Durotoye who was asked a question on gender inclusivity at the debate, described his running mate, Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya as a “beautiful and delectable” lady, a comment that as been described by many as misogynistic. Nigerian rapper, M.I Abaga who first drew attention to the comment, wrote; Someone just called his running mate for the presidency of a country.. called his female running mate ‘beautiful and delectable‘ as the first words to describe her… Smh @AdakuUfere wrote; Just watched Fela Durotoye call his female vice presidential candidate “beautiful and delectable” during a presidential debate. These men can not help them...
West Ham vs Arsenal: What Ozil Said After Emery Dropped Him For EPL Clash
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West Ham vs Arsenal: What Ozil Said After Emery Dropped Him For EPL Clash

  Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has sent out a cryptic message to manager Unai Emery after he was left out of the match day squad for their trip to West Ham. Emery starts with Granit Xhaka, Mateo Guendouzi and Alex Iwobi in the midfield. Press Association has confirmed that Ozil is fit and available for selection. A tweet read: “No setback or a new injury. Just a tactical decision”. Ozil, on his part, took to his Instagram story to express his mind. He uploaded a picture of himself and Mohammed Elneny at the London Colney training centre. His caption was a verse of Qur’an: “Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.”
Nigerian Players Missing In Africa’s Best X1
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Nigerian Players Missing In Africa’s Best X1

No Nigerian male player is considered good enough to play for Africa, at the moment, as they missed out in Africa’s Best X1 unveiled at the annual CAF/Aiteo awards, held Tuesday night in Dakar, Senegal.                                                                Africa’s Best X1 players In the selection, African Footballer of the Year, Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Liverpool leads the attacking trio that consist Sadio Mane of Senegal and Liverpool and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang of Arsenal and Gabon. In the midfield are Riyad Mahrez of Algeria and Manchester City, Naby Keita of Guinea and Liverpool and Thomas Partey, of Ghana and Atletico Madrid. Kalidou Koulibaly, who plays for Senegal and SSC Napoli, Eric Bailly, Ivory Coast and Manchester United, Medhi Benatia, of Morocco and ...
LSFA Inaugurates Electoral, Appeal Committees
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LSFA Inaugurates Electoral, Appeal Committees

*Sets January 31st for election The Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) has inaugurated electoral and appeal committees for the conduct of election into the board of the association holding on Jan. 31. Members of the electoral committee include; Segun Babatunde (Chairman), Debo Oshundun, Adams Salaudeen and Hakeem Rabiu-Okikioposu (Secretary). In the Appeal Committee, Barr. Kehinde Iroche will serve as chairman, while Adeleye Egungbohun, Olaniyan Oyewole are members with Abayomi Ogunfuwa serving as the secretary of the committee. Inaugurating the committees, Chairman of LSFA, Seyi Akinwumi, charged members to conduct free and fair elections. Akinwumi said that the members of the committees were selected based on their pedigree and integrity. “I don’t know most of ...
New Nasarawa Emir, Jubril, Resigns as Minister
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New Nasarawa Emir, Jubril, Resigns as Minister

The Minister of State for Environment Ibrahim Jubril has resigned from the federal cabinet to resume as the 13th Emir of Nasarawa Emirate in Nasarawa State. The federal minister-turned traditional ruler, who arrived for the Wednesday Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari was dressed in full royal regalia. There was also a send forth session held in his honour at the presidential villa. Jubril was named the new Emir of Nassarawa on Friday, December 7 by the Nasarawa Emirate Council and it was ratified by Governor Tanko Umaru Almakura of Nasarawa State. Earlier, President Buhari had congratulated Jibrin on his selection as the new Emir of Nasarawa. The president, in a press statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and P...
AWCON 2018 FALL OUT: Oshoala, Ordega Dropped, Oparanozie Missing from Africa XI
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AWCON 2018 FALL OUT: Oshoala, Ordega Dropped, Oparanozie Missing from Africa XI

The Super Falcons may have won a ninth AWCON, but African Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala faces a tough task retaining her individual title after she and compatriot Francisca Ordega were dropped from the Official CAF 2018 Tournament XI. Both players had featured in the first round selection, but were only named as subs in the final competition fantasy team. Falcons heroic goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi and defender Onome Ebi retained their places in the main selection. However, Oparanozie, who was in the first round team, was left out altogether. The bulky striker, who was the match winner when Nigeria won an eighth AWCON at the expense of hosts Cameroon, was also missing for the Super Falcons in Saturday’s final against South Africa. Oshoala, Ordega and Oparanozie could face a ...
Ikeja Oba-elect Demands Installation from Ambode
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Ikeja Oba-elect Demands Installation from Ambode

                                          Akinwunmi Ambode The Oba-elect of Ikeja, Alhaji Samsondeen Adeleye, at the weekend, expressed worry that four years after his selection by the community’s kingmakers, the state government is yet to install him. Addressing journalists in his Ipodo, Ikeja home, Adeleye said, “Based on overwhelming evidence before the state government that all the five members of the Body of Kingmakers in the community sent my name to the Ikeja Local Government as Oba-elect in December 2014, I wonder why, four years on, nothing has been done about it. The kingmakers were at the period headed by a former deputy governor of Lagos State, the late Alhaji Rafiu Jafojo. Lamenting the scenario, Adeleye said, “I personally appeal to the state governor, Mr. Akinw...
You Must Play With Brain, Heart Mourinho Slams Man Utd Flops
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You Must Play With Brain, Heart Mourinho Slams Man Utd Flops

Man Utd : Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United players of lacking heart after their hopes of a push for the Premier League’s top four were dented by a lethargic 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mourinho’s side were booed at the end of a match that left them seventh in the table, well adrift of the Champions League qualification positions. Paul Pogba was unable to inspire United on his return from a muscle injury, playing for 67 minutes before he was replaced by Alexis Sanchez, with Mourinho left frustrated that his attacking selection had failed to produce enough to break down obdurate opponents. The Old Trafford stalemate was the first of eight games United will play in the league between the recent international break and the end of the calendar year. Mourinho ha...
Oba Elegushi Promises To Change Fortunes Of Nigerian Sports
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Oba Elegushi Promises To Change Fortunes Of Nigerian Sports

His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi(Kusenla III), the youngest Oba in Lagos has promised to change the fortunes of Nigerian Sportsmen and women in international events in their quest to win laurels for the country. His Royal Majesty made the pledge yesterday at the investiture ceremony of new Patrons of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, which held at the Ikate Kingdom of the Oba. Oba Saheed Elegushi The eminent personalities who were inducted yesterday in a ceremony that was graced by Kings and Kingmakers, and members of the diplomatic corps were His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief(Mrs), Kofoworola Nwokedi, Sir Marc Inyanagbo ...
Anambra Monarch Lauds Obi’s Choice As Atiku’s Running Mate
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Anambra Monarch Lauds Obi’s Choice As Atiku’s Running Mate

Onitsha (Anambra) – Igwe Innocent Obodoako, the traditional ruler of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra on Saturday praised the choice of former governor of the state, Mr Peter Obi as running mate to PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Obodoako said in an interview that Obi, who hails from Agulu, was a right choice for the party. Peter Gregory Obi “When we heard of his selection, we were so happy. I know what he can do. “By the time he ends his tenure as vice president, Nigerians will see his goodness,” the monarch said. Obodoako, who said that the people of Agulu and by extension, Anambra are excited, also said the PDP would get massive votes because of Atiku’s position on the issue of restructuring. According to him, restructuring will give all Nigeria...
Insecurity: Nigerians Yet To See Impact Of $1bn ECA Withdrawal – Secondus
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Insecurity: Nigerians Yet To See Impact Of $1bn ECA Withdrawal – Secondus

ABUJA— National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Wednesday, said Nigerians were yet to notice any significant improvement in the security challenges in the country, despite the withdrawal of $1 billion from Excess Crude Account, ECA, by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to tackle the menace. National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus and President Muhammadu Buhari He stated this, Wednesday, while playing host to a delegation of European Union, EU,  led by Head, EU Delegation to Nigeria, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen. The PDP boss, who expressed dissatisfaction with the elections conducted by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the past few years, also chided the Economic and Financial Crimes Co...
Inside Efut: The Calabar Kingdom That Has No King
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Inside Efut: The Calabar Kingdom That Has No King

The people of old Calabar comprising mostly the Efiks, Quas and the Efuts traditional kingdoms are highly noted for their traditional kinships and respect for the stool as well as other cultural values. Before now, these kingdoms were revered institutions, which held sway in their domains and were worshipped by their subjects who saw the traditional rulers as ‘alpha and omega.’ Today, the reverse is the case. Though the other two powerful traditional institutions including the Efiks and the Quas, within the Greater Calabar community have their kings, the Efut nation has been dogged by controversies over the selection processes. For nearly a decade, the Efut community of Calabar South in Cross River, has been without a king. The battle among the Efuts has made it impossible for a m...
NFF Technical Committee Praises CHAN Eagles Selection
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NFF Technical Committee Praises CHAN Eagles Selection

The NFF technical committee has praised the list of 30 players picked by coach Salisu Yusuf for next month’s CHAN 2018 qualifiers against either Togo or Benin Republic. “We are very, very happy with the selection, very interesting. It shows he is working, he has picked the best,” technical committee member Paul Bassey told reporters after their meeting today in Abuja. “If we do for the Super Eagles what we did today, maybe Cameroon will be in trouble (for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers).” Nigeria will face either Togo or Benin Republic in the second round of the qualifiers in August after the two sides faceoff in the West African Zone B first round qualifying stage. The home and away fixtures for the qualifying matches between Togo and Benin Republic will be played on J...
JAMB Cancels The Selection Of Two Public Universities During 2017 Registration
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JAMB Cancels The Selection Of Two Public Universities During 2017 Registration

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board [JAMB] in a bid to highlight the major pr-registration tips to candidates has disclosed that there is no more room for candidates to select two public university during online registration starting from 2017. But If a candidate wishes to select a public University as their degree awarding choice, then they are only allowed to select a private University as another choice. What we mean by the above statement is that you can only select 1 public & 1 private university as 1st and 2nd choice. This information was actually disclosed via the official twitter handle of the board.